Your Name on the Earth

Majestic, O Lord, Your name on the earth,

Your glory, O God, above all the skies,

the voices of infants your praises intone

to silence the noises of all of your foes.


The heavens, O God, the work of your hands,

the moon and the stars, show woman and man,

our smallness of stature in all you have done

and yet you have cared for us in your great love.


Though lower, we’re crowned; created to serve

as stewards of life in the sky, sea and earth.

Majestic, O Lord, is Your name all around.

Your glory, O God, in all places is found.


Image:   Hubble Space Images – Abelle 2390 heic0814d

Source:  Psalm 8

Text:    David Alexander, 2009, CC0

Tune:  Paderborn, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission



When heavens and earth were both finished and filled, 

creation’s completion was done,

the day was made holy and labors were stilled,

 for rest, recreation and fun. 



Source:   Genesis 2:1-4

Text:  David Alexander, 2022  CC BY-SA NC 4.0

Tune:  Beloved, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by permission.


Mary and Elizabeth

When Mary went into the hills, the town where her old cousin dwelt,

The virgin’s voice within the room caused John to leap within the womb.


Elizabeth, with Spirit filled, cried out exclaiming to the hills,

“Among all women Mary’s blessed, the child within her womb’s the best!”


“And I as well. Why? I don’t know. I’m blessed that you’ve come to my door.”

May all who meet with Mary’s son rejoice in what the Lord has done.


Image:   Antreina Stone on Unsplash

Source:  Luke 1: 39-45

Text:  David Alexander, 2023, CC BY-SA NC 4.0

Tune:  Morning Hymn, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission


Let Love Be Genuine

Let love be genuine, hate what is evil. 

Hold tightly onto whatever is good.

Love one another with mutual affection. 

Outdo each other to honor God.


Hasty in ze-al and, ardent in spirit,

serving the Lord and rejoicing in hope.

Suffer with patience and pray without ceasing. 

Sharing and caring make strangers friends.  


Bless any enemies, while cursing no one. 

Feeling the weal of the joyful and sad.

Strive to find harmony with high and lowly. 

These are the ways to a life that’s glad.


Image: Ruthson Zimmerman on Unsplash

Source: Romans 12:9-16

Text:  David Alexander, 2022, CC BY-SA NC 4.0

Tune: Russian Hymn,  Public Domain


Audio:   Used by Permission


Looking Down on Earth From Space

Praise, all servants of the Lord,

praise God’s name forevermore,

from the rising of the sun

to the hour when day is done.

Seated over nations, kings;

Glory greater than all things.


Looking down on earth and space,

With compassion, healing grace. 

Raising poor and needy up

Lifting all from ash and dust

Giving barren women home

Granting them a fruitful womb.


Image: Simone Busatto on Unsplash

Source: Psalm 113

Text:   David Alexander, 2020, CC0

Tune: Palgrave


Audio:  Used by Permission


Hanna Leads the Dance

My heart exults; my strength exalts. 

My tongue has been set free.  

No enemy contends with me; 

the victory’s complete. 


There’s no one holy like the Lord; 

no other stands as firm.

Pride, set aside and do not lie. 

God’s weighing every word.


The mighty and their weapons crash, 

the feeble gird on strength.

The once well fed now beg for bread, 

once losers dine at length.


The barren bears a bounteous brood, 

her rival is forlorn.

The Lord makes life to start or end, 

makes rich and also poor.


God raises poor folk from the dust; 

the needy sit on thrones.

The world on pillars rests secure. 

God guards the faithful ones. 


The wicked will not win by might. 

The Lord will judge us all. 

The chosen find their strength in God, 

on whom they learn to call. 


Image: IIONA VIRGIN on Unsplash

Source:  1 Samuel 2:1-10

Text:  David Alexander, 2020, CC0

Tune:  Diana, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission


The Bible’s Full of Metaphors

The Bible’s full of metaphors, and Jesus used a lot.

“Let anyone who thirsts come here, and drink of what I’ve got.”


“Water of life will flow from hearts of those who will believe.”

His topic was the Spirit which, believers would receive. 


Image:  Ashin K Suresh on Unsplash 

Source:  John 7:37-39 

Text:   David Alexander, 2023, CC BY-NC SA 4.0  

Tune:   Billing , Public Domain


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Robed in Majesty

Robed in majesty and strongly girded everlastingly;

God’s enthroned above the world, established for eternity. 


Though the floods lift up their voices, roaring, surging, flowing free.

Yet the Lord is more majestic than the thunder of the sea. 


God’s decrees are sure and steady. Holiness befits God’s house.                                        Evermore, our Lord and sovereign, we will serve and keep our vows. 


Image: Medy Siregar on Unsplash

Source: Psalm 93

Text:  David Alexander, 2020, CC0

Tune:  Drake’s Broughton, Public Domain


Audio:  Used by Permission


The Spirit Enables

The Spirit enables. Shout, “Jesus is Lord!” 

Distributing gifts that cannot be ignored,

which varied in nature but single in source,

all manifest fullness and love reinforce. 


These gifts are of wisdom and knowledge and faith,

of healing and miracles, prophecy, seeing a case,

of speaking, interpreting what has been said,

all put into action wherever they’re spread. 


For just as our bodies have members diverse,

the Body of Christ welcomes all with our quirks.

Without the distinctions of sex, class or race.

We’re made to partake of one Spirit by grace. 


Image:   Umberto on Unsplash

Source:   1 Corinthians 12:3-13

Text:   David Alexander, 2023, CC BY-NC SA 4.0  

Tune:   Maldwyn  , Public Domain


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天,地 ,海,萬物  (Psalm 104 rearranged)

Clothed with honor, wrapped in light, chariots of clouds you ride. 

Winds your messages convey, fire and flame your word obey.



You make springs in valleys burst, where wiid asses quench their thirst.

Near your streams the birds have nests. With your fruit the Earth is fed.


You put land where it should stay; placed the sea not far away.

Rain and snow from clouds on high forests bring to mountainsides.



Grass for cattle, wine for hearts, oil for faces, light and dark;

sun and moon and sky and sea, let us all rejoice in these. 


Image:  Frank Saunders Jr on Unsplash

Source: Psalm 104

Text: David Alexander, 2020, CC0

Tune: Culbach


Audio:  Used by Permission